Blotter: March 2, 2014

Robbery suspect identified

An investigation by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the Eagle Police Department, the Rifle Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office led to a suspect in back-to-back armed robberies Feb. 10 in Eagle County.

Authorities say Forest Mangus, 31, of Rifle, is being held on a no-bond hold on charges of aggravated robbery, felony menacing and aggravated motor vehicle theft by a previous offender.

Mangus was already in custody at the Garfield County Detentions Facility on unrelated charges when police located a white 2011 Subaru Outback station wagon that was stolen. Evidence linked to Mangus to the robberies, authorities allege.

Police are still seeking a second suspect. If you have information, call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007.

Fire burns GJ home

No one was injured in a fire Friday night at 201 Vencino Drive in Grand Junction, officials said.

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the fire, which was believed to have begun in a chimney, and firefighters attacked the fire from inside, pulling ceiling down to they could put out the fire in the attic. A partial roof collapse and high winds accelerated the fire’s spread, hampering firefighting actions, fire officials said.

Damage was estimated at $80,000, and the cause is still under investigation.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department

■ Richard Spurrier, 49, and Robert Morris, 45, are accused of disorderly conduct at First and Main streets on Wednesday.

■ Edward Irwin, 35, is accused of shoplifting from 2464 Highway 6&50 on Wednesday. Irwin is also accused of shoplifting from the same address on Nov. 29.

■ Someone caused a loss of less than $750 when items of value were taken from a residential construction site at 669 Korima Lane on Feb. 21.

■ Patrick Racine, 44, is accused of abusing vapors at 2879 North Ave. on Feb. 27.


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